Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line

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It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn’t hold out much hope that it’ll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward.

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See the world's first graphene dress

Two scientists first isolated graphene in 2004 and went on to win a Nobel prize for bringing to the world’s attention a “wonder material” that conducts electricity better than anything else and has the potential to revolutionize fields from computing to travel, recounts the Guardian.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/30/see-worlds-first-graphene-dress.html

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Researchers enhance spintronics using graphene

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New research suggests that graphene could overcome some of the problems with building spintronic devices, opening the doors to vastly faster processors and better power consumption in the long term.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/203171-researchers-enhance-spintronics-using-graphene

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Silicene could help create an alternative to graphene, with many of its benefits

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New materials research could provide researchers with an alternate material to graphene that’s more suited to semiconductor design — if they can figure out how to keep silicene, the single-atom lattice of silicon, from degrading in a matter of minutes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/198837-silicene-could-help-create-an-alternative-to-graphene-with-many-of-its-benefits

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New graphene display creates LEDs at an atomic level

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New graphene displays could pave the way for ultra-thin, incredibly durable, and highly efficient LCD technology — even at this early state of development.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198773-new-graphene-display-creates-leds-at-an-atomic-level

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Researchers may have solved graphene’s production problems, cleared way for mass production

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A new method of producing graphene could be the major breakthrough scientists are looking for. If the new method of producing the material on a thin polymer works at commercial scale, it could clear the way for mass production.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185737-researchers-may-have-solved-graphenes-production-problems-cleared-way-for-mass-production

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The first fully-2D, wonder-material graphene-molybdenite transistor could be the future of fast electronics

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Researchers at Berkeley Lab, using a trio of single-atom-thick wonder materials — graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenite — have created the first all-2D field-effect transistor. This FET could also be the first in a new class of electronic devices that are held together with the van der Waals force — the same force that geckos use to walk up a piece of glass. According to Berkeley Lab, these 2D, wonder-material FETs could be the key to a ‘faster electronics future.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/183653-the-first-fully-2d-wonder-material-graphene-molybdenite-transistor-could-be-the-future-of-fast-electronics

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Graphene breakthrough could dramatically reduce cost, increase production

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Researchers at the University of Dublin have discovered a method of creating graphene sheets that scale to industrial levels and could dramatically reduce the material’s price. Integration with semiconductor manufacturing, however, could still still take years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/180977-graphene-breakthrough-could-dramatically-reduce-cost-increase-production

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